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Do you feel including a physical address on a resume is still important?

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Sara Voight
Title: Controller
Company: Critical Signal Technologies, Inc
(Controller, Critical Signal Technologies, Inc) |

Personally, I like seeing an address on a resume. It helps me understand where a potential employee will be coming from. Depending on the level of the position, it might make a difference for hiring.

When I was looking to move back to Michigan, and had a local address, I put both addresses on the top of my resume. Employers could then match where I was working with a residence, and also see that I had a local residence to support interviewing me for a position in Michigan.

Jim Schwartz
Title: Corporate financial advisor
Company: Wabash Financial Strategies
(Corporate financial advisor, Wabash Financial Strategies) |

Absolutely essential. Is there a reason why you feel an address is no longer valuable?

Anonymous
(Controller) |

My resume shows the city and zip code, which should provide a potential employer with a good idea of my location. With resumes available for public viewing, I would rather not publicize my full address.

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Cindy Kraft
Title: CFO Coach
Company: Executive Essentials
(CFO Coach, Executive Essentials) |

For public resumes (and I'm not sure why any executive would want his resume in a public job board) definitely omit an address. There are too many people with too much time on their hands who would love nothing better than to try to steal your identity.

For targeted distribution, an address is absolutely still a necessity.

Anonymous
(Controller) |

Cindy, do you advise against linking a resume to a LinkedIn profile? I would think it's helpful for recruiters to have that resource.

Robert Fetterman
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Company: Oneida Nation
(Chief Financial Officer, Oneida Nation) |

I concur with the comments that a submitted resume must include an address, but one posted online to the public may only need a home city and state.as Cindy indicates though, be careful about a more public posting altogether.

To me your LinkedIn profile is a similar but different view of the resume. Linking seems redundant.

Bob

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